I am excited to share with you a 12-page PDF download to help you find engaging Montessori activities for 3 - 12 year olds. This resource is going to be one of the appendices in our upcoming book, The Montessori Child, which comes out in March 2024. So I thought it might be fun to give you a sneak peek and for those that are finding it hard to wait. What you’ll find Good to know There are another 40+ pages of Montessori activities in the book, but this will get you started … [Read more...] about Montessori activities for 3 – 12 year olds
It is harder and harder to choose favourites as the children get older as the children’s interests and skills levels vary greatly. They are also moving from the unconscious absorbent mind (0-3 years) to a conscious absorbent mind (3-6 years) and starting to enjoy sensorial classification and perhaps showing interest in symbols like letters or numbers. So I’ve picked 9 of my favourite Montessori activities for 3+ years but, as always, use the age as a guide only. Your child might be interested … [Read more...] about Montessori activities for 3+ years
Hi everyone! Simone here and I’m super excited to be back with another season of The Montessori Notebook podcast. Today I’ll be talking with Nusaibah Macadam from Rumi Montessori. Nusaibah is a Montessori educator with over 17 years experience, a Montessori parent, and has run Montessori schools in both the UK and now in Malaysia. It was a beautiful conversation covering: Montessori through the four planes of developmentHow Nusaibah sees Montessori as being of serviceHow to develop trust … [Read more...] about S2 E1 Montessori through the four planes of development
I’ve had many parents think that Montessori sounded great but then they get a little nervous thinking about the idea that a child with all that choice might avoid an area completely, or only play with one thing. It certainly takes a lot of trust to follow the child. To understand that children have a natural desire to learn. To explore. To challenge themselves. Particularly if we grew up with a traditional approach to education where we only learned what we needed to learn to pass the … [Read more...] about What if my child avoids an area completely or only plays with one thing?